Friday, November 7, 2008
Josh's Discharge (November 6th)!
Who could believe it? Josh finally came home after 126 days in the NICU! So, we brought some bagels for the NICU crew, some gifts for the awesome nurses, and got over there at 9am. There was a little delay in getting Josh's paperwork together, but it wasn't a big deal. It was so weird to see Josh's room empty -- we've been going there every day since the boys were born (July 3rd).
We were so happy to have Nurse Dietrus (Auntie Tina) there for Josh's big farewell. She's been with Josh since the beginning. She's shown him love as well as provided him medical care. She's been a friend to us, a support for us, a teacher, and she can swap snarky comments with the best of em.
We were home a little after 11. Nonna and Grandpa were there with Joey waiting for us. So, we got home, and introduced Josh to his home (which, of course, Auntie Christy and Uncle Chris had decorated). A short while later, some of Josh's home care nurses came over, along with Paul from the medical equipment provider. We all went through Josh's care & needs, reviewed the use of the equipment, and organized ourselves.